Best beaches in Glamorgan

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in Glamorgan as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Glamorgan is Rhossili Bay. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Glamorgan just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Rhossili Bay

    Rhossili Bay © Roman Grac

    Often described as one of the best beaches in Wales, one of the best beaches in the UK and even within the top ten beaches in the world, the stunning and wild Rhossili Bay is under the watchful care of the National Trust. 

    Located on the southwestern tip of the Gower Peninsula, Rhossili Bay…

  • 2. Three Cliffs Bay

    Three Cliffs Bay ©

    Three Cliff Bay is one of the Gower's most photographed locations, and for good reason. A wide bay of golden sand backed by gently sloping dunes to the rear Three Cliff is easily recognised by the limestone headland to the east with its iconic three summits. Three Cliffs has been cited as both Britain's…

  • 3. Caswell Bay

    Caswell Bay © Reading Tom | BY-SA

    Sometimes signposted as Bae Cas-wellt in Welsh, Caswell Bay is a Blue Flag beach located on the south-eastern side of the Gower Peninsula close to The Mumbles. Offering a wide expanse of dark golden coloured sand, which reduces significantly in size at high tide, it is occasionally interrupted by natural rock formations. Behind…

  • 4. Mewslade Bay

    Mewslade Bay © Brianfagan | BY-SA

    Mewslade Bay is a beautiful, sandy beach on the remote Gower Peninsula near to the famous Worm's Head. It is backed by high grassy cliffs and dominated by the 70-metre high rocks of Thurba Head.

    From the beach here there are views across the bay to Fall Bay beach and Tears Point. At high…

  • 5. Llangennith Sands Beach

    Llangennith Sands © Ian Wool

    Making up the northern half of the vast expanse of sand which stretches up from Rhossili is Llangennith Sands. Backed by extensive sand dunes, and not much else, there is a wild feel to Llangennith. The scenery along this stretch of coast is world class; from here you can look south, out over Rhossili towards…

  • 6. Southerndown Beach

    Southerndown © Capt' Gorgeous | BY-SA

    Southerndown, also known as Dunraven Bay, is a predominantly sandy beach, with rocky areas exposed at high tide. It is located along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, and is enclosed by spectacular cliffs.

    The beach itself is popular for swimming, and watersports such as canoeing and surfing. It has some excellent rock pools which can be explored…

  • 7. Ogmore Beach

    Ogmore © Linda Bailey | BY-SA

    Ogmore-by-Sea is a popular sand and shingle beach along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, with the sandy part exposed at low tide. The mouth of the River Ogmore runs into the sea over the beach, to the north of the town. The beach at Ogmore has the reputation as being one of the cleanest beaches in…

  • 8. Rest Bay (Porthcawl)

    Rest Bay © Giovanni | BY-SA

    Rest Bay is a golden, sandy beach on the outskirts of the town of Porthcawl, backed by The Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and low cliffs.

    The beach faces south-west, which means that it is not sheltered from the Atlantic winds and the waves here can be quite large, making it a good beach for surfing, as…

  • 9. Whitmore Bay (Barry)

    Whitmore Bay (Barry) © M J Roscoe | BY-SA

    Barry Island is located at the very southern tip of Wales, ten miles along the coast from Cardiff. Sandwiched between two limestone headlands, the golden sands of Whitmore Bay are a popular location for sunbathers and swimmers alike. The famous Pleasure Park is just behind the beach, and there is plenty of entertainment, including amusement…

  • 10. Port Eynon Beach

    Port Eynon © Interbeat | BY-SA

    Port Eynon is one of the Gower's most popular beaches, well-served by caravan and camping sites. The beach is safe, sandy and close to a mile long, backed by dunes and easily accessible.

    There is a small slipway for launching diving and sailing boats. Other activities include surfing and windsurfing.

    Plenty of parking and…

  • 11. Langland Bay

    Langland Bay © Reading Tom | BY-SA

    Looking for a safe and pleasant family-friendly beach, sheltered from prevailing onshore winds? It’s a popular choice for water sports enthusiasts, particularly surfers, who know the sea here for its varied breaks.

    Langland Bay is relatively rocky in places and sandy in others. There are plenty of rock pools to explore, as well as a…

  • 12. Broughton Bay

    Broughton Bay © Linda Bailey | BY-SA

    Broughton Bay is a large, sandy bay, backed by dunes, on the north-western tip of the Gower Peninsula.

    The sands here are constantly shifting and a number of interesting discoveries have been made here by beachcombers, including a recent find of the handle of a 17th century sword. There is evidence that the caves around…